Definitions for drowsyˈdraʊ zi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drowsy, drowsing(a), dozy(adj)

    half asleep

    "made drowsy by the long ride"; "it seemed a pity to disturb the drowsing (or dozing) professor"; "a tired dozy child"; "the nodding (or napping) grandmother in her rocking chair"

  2. drowsy, oscitant, yawning(a)(adj)

    showing lack of attention or boredom

    "the yawning congregation"


  1. drowsy(Adjective)

    Inclined to drowse; heavy with sleepiness; lethargic; dozy.

    I was feeling drowsy and so decided to make a cup of coffee to try to wake myself up.

  2. drowsy(Adjective)

    Disposing to sleep; lulling; soporific.

    It was a warm, drowsy summer afternoon.

  3. drowsy(Adjective)

    Dull; stupid.

  4. Origin: Probably from or akin to drusian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drowsy

    inclined to drowse; heavy with sleepiness; lethargic; dozy

  2. Drowsy

    disposing to sleep; lulling; soporific

  3. Drowsy

    dull; stupid

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Shakespeare:

    Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.

  2. William Shakespeare, "King John", Act 3 scene 4:

    Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale
    Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.

  3. Daniel Blower:

    It has always been a problem, but my hunch is that (drowsy driving) has probably increased.

  4. Daniel Blower:

    It's clearly a significant problem and it's rampant, it has always been a problem, but my hunch is that (drowsy driving) has probably increased.

  5. Sir Thomas More:

    A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • نعسانArabic
  • приспивателен, сънливBulgarian
  • schläfrigGerman
  • νυσταγμένοςGreek
  • somnoliento, soñoliento, adormecido, soporífero, somníferoSpanish
  • خواب و بیدار، نیمه خوابPersian
  • unelias, nukuttava, unettavaFinnish
  • stupide, somnolent, ensommeillé, soporifiqueFrench
  • néalmhar, suanmhar, codlatachIrish
  • suaineachScottish Gaelic
  • सुस्तHindi
  • soporifero, insonnolito, assonnatoItalian
  • 眠い, 眠たいJapanese
  • miegainsLatvian
  • pōuruuru, hinamoe, hiamoe, hāmoemoeMāori
  • slaperigDutch
  • senny, ospałyPolish
  • modorrento, sonolentoPortuguese
  • заспанный, усыпляющий, сонный, снотворный, сонливый, нудныйRussian
  • pospan, dremljiv, поспан, sanjiv, сањив, дремљивSerbo-Croatian
  • dåsigSwedish

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